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A vacuum billionaire's quest to make a car that doesn't suck

A vacuum manufacturer is joining the electric car bandwagon, with a project that is close to thirty years in the making.

Inventor James Dyson confirmed on Tuesday that his eponymous company, best known for its vacuums, is building an electric car. The project has been almost 30 years in the making, the billionaire wrote in an email to employees.

Early efforts concentrated on making a so-called cyclonic filter that could be fitted onto a vehicle’s exhaust system to trap diesel fumes. 

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